Introduction to pop music studies. Examines how archives, oral histories, and new media transform stories about music. Traces rhythms, tempos, and genres including blues, gospel, estilo bravio, punk, son jarocho, and disco that influence hip hop and indie rock, contextualizing their relation to gender, race/ethnicity, class, locality, and nation. Offered: Sp.
Are you a fan of hip hop, punk, son jarocho, and/or indie rock? Do you make music? Are you interested in how music scenes get documented? Do you wonder why women are left out of music stories? Would you like explore archives and local music communities? Would you like to connect with the EMP Pop Music and Women Who Rock conferences? If yes is your answer to any of these questions, sign up for this introduction to pop music studies. Course examines how archives, oral histories, and new media transform music stores, and traces rhythms, tempos, and genres such as blues, gospel, estilo bravío, punk, son jarocho, and disco that influence Hip Hop and Indie Rock to contextualize their relation to race/ethnicity, gender, class, locality, and nation. Assignments will include a small entry-level, digital media project. No prior experience necessary. You will learn to use online tools in class. Meetings: Monday discussion and Wednesday interactive lab.
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